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Old January 24th, 2010, 06:38 PM   #1
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Drummond Island Trails

Hey everyone.
What are some good trails besides Turtle Ridge up on Drummond Island???

I've only been on the trail to Marblehead before. If you guys know of any good ones, let me know.
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Old January 24th, 2010, 06:41 PM   #2
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Stop at the visitors center, or the Bear Track Inn and you can get a map of all the trails.
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Old January 24th, 2010, 07:01 PM   #3
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Stop at the visitors center, or the Bear Track Inn and you can get a map of all the trails.
Cool. Thanks
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Old January 24th, 2010, 08:13 PM   #4
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Stop at the Bear Track Inn and you can get a map of all the trails.
have breakfast there too, it is great!
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Old January 24th, 2010, 08:32 PM   #5
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have breakfast there too, it is great!
X2 You've got to run Tight and Twisty for certain, there's one straight accross from the Resort center that is nice and tight too.
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X2 on Bear Track. Steve Walker is the trail king of Drummond. The Tight & Twisties is a good one. The one across from the resort can get extremely tight if you take one of the off-shoots (cost a friend a couple mirrors).

I have a GPS log of the trails (its posted here somewhere too) if you want it. Just shoot me a PM with your email.
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Old January 26th, 2010, 11:25 AM   #7
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Old January 27th, 2010, 06:36 AM   #9
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Old January 27th, 2010, 11:31 AM   #10
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The map you can buy is much better, and it's only $3. I have everything on the gps, but still have a couple maps as well. It's good for them to see who is coming to the island and for what reasons. The more they see wheelers coming, the more likely they will be to fight on our side if and when we need to again.
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Old January 27th, 2010, 12:32 PM   #11
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Another vote for breakfast at Bear Track Inn. Steve's a great guy, and makes a mean omelette. He's a great resource for filling in on the status of the trails.
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Old January 27th, 2010, 04:05 PM   #12
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I didn't think about it before, but when are you planning on going? You shouldn't be going alone if that's your plan. If you want to join a group of people, the crew is planning a trip in April. The GLFWDA summer quarterly is in June and will be held on Drummond as well so there will be a bunch of people up. GLFWDA is also hosting the UFWDA in June at Traverse City, but will likely be heading up to Drummond for some wheeling.
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Old January 27th, 2010, 05:17 PM   #13
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Has anyone been to any of those smaller islands. Seems like it would be cool to do some exploring on foot, bike or vehicle if allowed. The only Island I've been to up there is mackinaw but it looks like there's some other ones that would be cool to visit.
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Old January 30th, 2010, 11:19 AM   #14
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How will my YJ on 31" mud terrains with no track or sway bar do on Drummond? I am going for the first time during the forth of July. I am not looking to bury my Jeep in an 8' water whole or anything but some light mud holes and climbs would be great. Are there some decent trails for someone not running 40" tires? I have seen some pictures of pretty small Jeeps up there so I am assuming I will have fun. Thanks.
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Old January 30th, 2010, 02:55 PM   #15
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How will my YJ on 31" mud terrains with no track or sway bar do on Drummond? I am going for the first time during the forth of July. I am not looking to bury my Jeep in an 8' water whole or anything but some light mud holes and climbs would be great. Are there some decent trails for someone not running 40" tires? I have seen some pictures of pretty small Jeeps up there so I am assuming I will have fun. Thanks.
Your rig will do fine on most of the trails. One the south loop leaving Marble Head, there are some fairly deep water holes that you could have trouble with though, so depending on how wet it is when you go, you may want to avoid that area. If most of the rest of the island is fairly dry though, you should be fine.
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Your rig will do fine on most of the trails. One the south loop leaving Marble Head, there are some fairly deep water holes that you could have trouble with though, so depending on how wet it is when you go, you may want to avoid that area. If most of the rest of the island is fairly dry though, you should be fine.
X2 on what Oz said. If you are going later (maybe after May) it shouldn't be very wet. We ran some of them early last May and I had a waterline halfway up my grill the next AM. I am on "32s in a Taco.

You were up there for the signing weren't you Oz?
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Thanks guys, I have been fairly deep in water without too much problem, just want to know what to look out for. I'm not heading up there until like 5 months from now. A good heads up, thanks again.
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X2 on what Oz said. If you are going later (maybe after May) it shouldn't be very wet. We ran some of them early last May and I had a waterline halfway up my grill the next AM. I am on "32s in a Taco.

You were up there for the signing weren't you Oz?
Yeah, I was up there then. There were some deep spots. It was worse though in June for Migration...

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Thanks guys, I have been fairly deep in water without too much problem, just want to know what to look out for. I'm not heading up there until like 5 months from now. A good heads up, thanks again.
In June, we were up there and I had water up to the headlights in my JK sitting on 35s.

If it looks deep, it probably is so go around.
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Old January 30th, 2010, 07:32 PM   #19
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There is a lot of fun to be had on Drummond, just be careful if you are out by yourself, it is a long hike back to town for help LOL

Most of the holes have a bottom........I said MOST, early in the spring there is a lot of water..........I mean a lot of water, the logjam is always fun but you could get wet. Later in the summer, unless it has been real rainy it should dry out quite a bit.

Just be curtious to the locals and you will have a good time, haven't met a mean one yet or anyone that didn't appreciate us (wheelers) on the island.

Just DO NOT GET OFF THE ROAD UP IN THE PLAINS........ALOT OF MAN HOURS WENT INTO MAPPING, PUTTING UP SIGNAGE AND OTHER RELATED TASKS. IF IT LOOKS LIKE A 2 TRACK IN THE MAXTON PLAINS, DON'T GO DOWN IT
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Stick to the trails on the map. If you choose to go up to the Fossil Ledges, you have to go by Maxton Plains, so stick to the roads that are on the map.
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